Diabetes Mellitus

By: TJ Starnes

Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes typically occurs in children and young adults but can also can be seen in older adults.With type 1 diabetes the body makes very little or no insulin due to an overactive immune system. People with type 1 diabetes must take insulin every day.

Type 2 Diabetes

People with type 2 diabetes bodies prevent the insulin it makes from working right. Your body may make some insulin but not enough. Majority of the people with diabetes has type 2. Type 2 diabetes typically occurs in people who are overweight. This type of diabetes usually occurs in people who are older.

Treatments for Both

- Diabetes Type 1 is treated with insulin and dietary changes and exercise.

- Diabetes Type 2 is treated with with non-insulin medications, insulin, weight reduction, or dietary changes.

Complications of the Disease

Cardiovascular disease

Nerve damage

Kidney damage 

Eye damage 

Foot damage

Skin conditions

Hearing impairment

Alzheimer's disease

Sources

Sapient. "Types of Diabetes: Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes | Cornerstones4Care®." Types of Diabetes: Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes | Cornerstones4Care®. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Dec. 2016. <https://www.cornerstones4care.com/about-diabetes/diabetes-basics/different-types-of-diabetes.html>.


"Diabetes." Diabetes Complications - Mayo Clinic. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Dec. 2016. <http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/diabetes/basics/complications/con-20033091>.



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